Jeppe Lauge (born in east Jutland in 1980) is a Danish artist, living and working in Denmark. He studied at Århus kunsthøjskole and Ærø kunsthøjskole in Denmark before moving to Amsterdam in 2008 where he graduated from The Gerrit Rietveld Academy (fine arts).
Paintings by Jeppe Lauge are built up through various layers of oil paint on canvas, sometimes overlaid and interspersed with charcoal drawing. The works are created by a technique of assembling multiple nature images and geometric forms and patterns. Together, this creates a space (landscape) that consequently consists of a dualism between different elements and forms of painterly expressions. They become pictures of a psychological, interpretive or imagined space, rather than depicting actual scenery. But at the same time, the paintings draw links to the architectural, cultural and social conditions of the present time. They reflect the way we shape our environment and get shaped by it in return. The paintings deal not only with the romantic or aesthetic cultivation of nature’s grandeur, but also with an intermediated nature forming new compositions by means of realism and geometrical abstractions.
Lauge has already had a number of solo exhibitions and since 2007 numerous participations in group exhibitions in Denmark, France and the Netherlands. Most recently, his work was shown in 2017 in Luxembourg at the presentation of the finalists of the Luxembourg Art Prize 2017.
2008 – 2011. BFA. Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
2006 – 2007. Ærø kunsthøjskole.
2005 – 2006. Århus kunstskole.
The Luxembourg Art Prize (nominee), The Pinacothèque, Luxembourg LUX
Best of Graduates (nominee) Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam NL
Tweede Nassauer Ateliers, Three-month residency, Amsterdam NL
Hans Brinker Trophee (nominee), Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam NL.
''somewhere around there'', e.artis contemporary, Germany (DE)
''Here'', Appels Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
''The Meeting'', Appels Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
''I walk the line'', galerie244, Amsterdam (NL)
Skanderborg amts gymnasium, Skanderborg (DK)
Svineriet, Århus (DK)
''TraP - ParT of paintings'', Machwerket, Århus.(DK)
In my own space, Bregade Kunsthandel (DK)
REMIX # 5. Galerie kunst mix (DK)
''Black & White'', e.artis contemporary,Chemnitz (DE)
Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Galerie Bart, Nijmegen (NL)
Platform Platvorm Exhibition, Bart Invites, Amsterdam (NL)
14, Galerie 14, Luxembourg city (LUX)
wegens succes vervallen, Bart kunst in huis, Nijmegen (NL)
Uit de Anonimiteit, Grachten galerie, Utrecht (NL)
North Face(S), LCProject and Le LEE, Metz (FRA)
Zomer expo 2012, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (NL)
Opening expo, Appels Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Exhibition in Residence, Van der Hoopstraat 114, Amsterdam (NL)
BEST OF GRADUATES, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
The graduation show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)
Exhibition 6#, Boven’s gallerie, Art initiative Verfhond, Schildersgenootschap Amsterdam(NL)
Tweede Nassauer Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL)
BK2B. Kind Regards, Amsterdam (NL)
Hans Brinker Trophee, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam (NL)
12 Collaborations, Toolstraat, Amsterdam (NL)
Machwerket, Århus (DK)
Ung kunst, Baghold, København (DK)
POLA 400, Baghold, København (DK)
KE-kunstnernes efterårsudstilling, Den frie udstillingsbygning, København(DK)
Machwerket, Århus, (DK)